Everton's Ross Barkley set for Chelsea medical

Everton's Ross Barkley set for Chelsea medical

While personally I'm not all that enthused about Barkley as a player, the price, if Law is correct, could be as low as £15m, which is absolute peanuts in today's market, especially for a young, homegrown player who a few years ago was going to be the next greatest thing.

Tottenham were also interested in signing Barkley last summer, but Sky Sports News understands they decided against reigniting their interest in the 24-year-old with Mauricio Pochettino focusing on other targets.

Chelsea are very, very close to announcing their first signing of the January transfer window.

New boss Sam Allardyce has always been resigned to the playmaker's departure and Tottenham were expected to rival Chelsea for Barkley.

The Toffees boss declared: "The club was resigned to losing Ross before I got here".

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Everton midfielder Ross Barkley is expected to have a medical at Chelsea on Friday before a £15m move to Stamford Bridge.

The England midfielder, who have just six months left of his current Toffees deal though he's not featured for Everton all season, recently returned to training with the first team and has played in a behind closed doors friendly.

The England worldwide is believed to be in London to negotiate terms with the reigning Premier League champions, despite having turned them down last summer.

Barkley is said to be close to fitness after an extended injury lay-off which necessitated surgery on his hamstring and has seen him out of action this season.




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